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Why doesn't HFM use Essbase to store data

JanGLi
JanGLi Member Posts: 650 Bronze Badge
edited Jun 7, 2017 11:05PM in Financial Consolidation

Hi,


I am not much experienced in both HFM and Planning. But a question just came to my mind....

Since HFM uses dimensions... why doesn't it use Essbase? why use RDBMS? or this is how it is ? ask oracle

The only thing i can think of is that volume.

HFM need to store and perform calculation on larger data set as compared to essbase. Maybe i am wrong... just thinking loud

Regards

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  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited May 19, 2017 3:40AM Answer ✓

    They are two separate products, originally created by separate companies, they have separate development teams so they are not going to be the same.

    If you look to the future with Oracle and to FCCS then that runs on top of Essbase just like PBCS so they will be using the same database engine.

    Cheers

    John

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  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited May 19, 2017 3:40AM Answer ✓

    They are two separate products, originally created by separate companies, they have separate development teams so they are not going to be the same.

    If you look to the future with Oracle and to FCCS then that runs on top of Essbase just like PBCS so they will be using the same database engine.

    Cheers

    John

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  • JanGLi
    JanGLi Member Posts: 650 Bronze Badge
    edited May 25, 2017 1:38AM

    Thanks for help.
    Just curious... which would be faster... for HFM.... RDBMS or Essbase?

    Regards

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  • amith.madisetty
    amith.madisetty Member Posts: 869 Gold Badge
    edited May 25, 2017 1:55AM

    Each of them has its own importance ... HFM is used more from consolidation and stand point as actuals system so RDBMS suites it the best also it has VB rules for calculation and the way that data stores in HFM RDBMS and Essbase are completely different and later being used to different analysis and different perceptions of data with quicker retrievals and calcs..

    As John stated may be in future that might happen to use a common database.

    Thanks

    Amith

    JanGLi
  • ChrisTurnbull
    ChrisTurnbull Member Posts: 29
    edited May 25, 2017 2:16AM

    That feels like comparing apples to oranges. Even though they are both fruit comparing 'speeds' is very relative question.

    That being said if you had the skills to build an equivalent sized HFM application in ESSBASE somehow, you could probably get a 'consolidation' business rule to run faster. Which is probably why, as John mentions, Oracle are looking to push FCCS to ESSBASE.

    JanGLi
  • JohnGoodwin
    JohnGoodwin Member Posts: 30,471 Blue Diamond
    edited May 25, 2017 2:36AM
    JanGLi wrote:Thanks for help.
    Just curious... which would be faster... for HFM.... RDBMS or Essbase?Regards

    As others have stated it is not something you can compare because they are not the same.

    Oracle are putting effort into the cloud and FCCS which runs on top of Essbase so make your own conclusions.

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